For a second week running there isn’t much going on in the world of new Nintendo downloads. That’s as far as new releases are concerned at least – this week’s discounts, courtesy of Ubisoft, aren’t a bad little assortment.
The Game Boy’s Mega Man 3 flies the flag for Virtual Console releases, arriving on 3DS for Â£3.59. If your mind needs a jog, this one saw Mega Man out to stop Dr. Wily from drilling into the earth’s core, bringing NES Mega Man 4’s â€˜Mega Buster’ to the small screen for the first time.
Although it’s great to see Capcom re-releasing the Mega Man back catalogue, we wish they’d slow down slightly – we’ve seen so many over the past few months that the outright classics – such as Mega Man X – are getting lost amongst the not-so-classics.
Also on 3DS eShop this week: Me & My Pets 3D. The fact that it’s Â£24.99 would suggest that it’s also destined for retail at some point.
Those discounts from Ubisoft, then. Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag for Â£9.99 is the biggest price-drop of note, followed by Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist for the same price. We imagine that Just Dance 2014 also dropping to Â£9.99 might be of interest to some.
Rabbids Land, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth, Assassin’s Creed III, ZombiU and Child of Light fall to Â£7.99 each. Child of Light is the best deal here – physical copies for the rest can be found for around the same price, or even slightly cheaper.
The spectacular Rayman Legends meanwhile receive a cut to Â£11.99. Or there’s The Smurfs 2 for Â£15.99, if you fancy throwing your money away for some incomprehensible reason.
All of the above discounts are available from this Thursday until 28th Aug.
The price-drops don’t end there. The apparently pretty good Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams falls to Â£7.79 for a week starting Thursday, while recent release Gravity Badgers goes from Â£4.99 to Â£3.49. Despite having a brilliant name, it would seem that it’s a bit on the mediocre side.